London: The Crime Club, 1969.
Hardcover. 7 7/8" X 5 1/8". 223pp. Ex-Books Across the Sea Library, English Speaking Union of New York, with associated stamps, marks, and labels. Moderate wear to unclipped dust jacket designed by Kenneth Farnhill, with edgewear and chipping to head and tail of spine. Red cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Stains to top of boards and tape to bottom, with mild edgewear. Dust soiling to edges of text block. Old Strand price sticker to front pastedown and front flap, notes in ink to front free endpaper. Tears to rear free endpaper. Binding is sound. Pages are unmarked. A solid and presentable 1969 printing of this odd tale of classical detection by Val Gielgud, a Crime Club Choice book. Good / good. Item #4426